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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: compaction strategy
Date Sat, 07 May 2011 17:45:46 GMT
> It does not really make sense to me to go through all these minor merges
> when a full compaction will do a much faster and better job.

In a system heavily reliant on caching (platter drives, large data
sizes, much larger than RAM) major compactions can be very detrimental
to performance due to the effects of the temporary spike in data size
and cache coldness. Sounds like it makes good sense in your situation

/ Peter Schuller

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